By Cindy Cloninger
In gardening, your primary role is nourisher. You analyze and plan for any potential threats that may inhibit the growth in your garden. You consider carefully your climate zone, the locations of planting, the relationship of plants in your bed, and how best to provide the premium environment for growth. Plants need soil nutrition, water, and aeration to grow. There is a way to improve your soil structure and provide the nutrients, adequate water, and porosity - wool pellets.
What are wool pellets and how can you use them as a growing medium?
What are Wool Pellets?
1. Wool Pellets Hold Water
Wool Pellets are able to hold 20x their weight in water. When added to gardens or potting soil, they help to reduce watering frequency up to 25%. By holding water, they also wick away extra water, protecting your plants from over watering.
2. Wool Pellets Provide Aeration and Porosity
As wool soaks in water, it puffs up and expands helping to increase porosity(oxygen) in the soil. This gives space for roots to spread out and grow becoming deeper and stronger, reducing the need for additives like Perlite.
Have you had some of your favorite blooms die while on vacation? Using Wool Pellets in flower pots and houseplant containers eliminates packed down soil while allowing excellent aeration, reducing watering frequency and allowing optimal root spread.
An 8 oz bag will cover about 15 square feet and is enough for at least 6 gallons of soil if used as directed.
3. Wool Pellets are a Slow Release Fertilizer
4. Wool Pellets are All-Natural, Organic, Sustainable, and Renewable
Wool Pellets are all-natural, organic, and chemical free. This environmentally friendly tool is a safe and fully renewable way for you to provide the nutrients your plants need, while keeping them free from chemicals harmful to you and your pets.
Because it is the natural blend of nutrients that breaks down slowly, wool pellets will not burn your plants and lawn like other fertilizers can.
You won’t need to introduce man-made components to aerate, hold water, keep away pests, or provide nutrients to your plants. Wool Pellets make gardening worry free from seed to harvest.
5. Wool Pellets Repels Slugs and Snails
6. Wool Pellets are easy to use!
Our Nutri Wool Pots are perfect for your porch
Nutriwool Pots are a 2.5 Quart fabric pot that are made in the USA. Nutriwool pots will help air prune roots, and will hold water better than any other fabric pot. Are 100% bio-degradable and will help feed plants when pots are placed in the soil.
You can transplant without taking your plant out of the Nutriwool Pot as the pot will breakdown when placed in the soil.
Nutriwool Pots will not Bio-degrade unless you place soil on the inside AND outside of the wool felt.
(Hint: If you do not want them to bio-degrade keep them on a non-soil surface)
Terra Zest for your garden, flower beds, or anywhere you want to improve your soil and retain moisture. Try planting your tomatoes straight into Terra Zest, you will love the results!
Price is per cubic yard(a yard is about a pickup load), and will cover about 162 sqft 2 inches deep.
Read more about Terra Zest and how to use it in your garden and flowerbeds:
Terra Zest Premium Organic and All Natural Compost - Wild Valley Farms Product Highlight
How do you use Wool Pellets?
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